Well, this is certainly a change of pace. I've been away from LGT for a little while, but I'm happy to be back! This is my first N&N for LGT; I'm hoping that I'll have the chance to write about some exciting things for the Tribe in 2016 and beyond. Let's get to it!
- Have you ever wondered where all of the Cleveland Indians artifacts go once they've been deemed worthy of the team's history? Team Historian Jeremy Feador talks a bit about some of the things that are currently being worked on by top...men.
- 66 years ago, Hall of Famer and Cleveland legend Bob Feller walked into GM Hank Greenberg's office and demanded a $20,000 pay cut. If Twitter had been around during Feller's time, I'm sure that the hashtag #Greenbergizcheep would have been circulating in no time.
Around the league
- Evil Empire in training, the Detroit Tigers, have recently made a huge move by signing one of the top free agent outfielders on the market in Justin Upton. The lucrative deal, 6 years/$133 million, looks to be the third highest-paid free-agent of this offseason. And here I thought that the Tigers were just going to go quietly into 2016.
- Former underdogs-turned-World-Series-Champions, the Kansas City Royals, have avoided arbitration with one of their (many) star players, Lorenzo Cain.
- Miami Marlins beat writer, Juan Rodriguez, passed away on Monday at the age of 42 after losing a personal battle to brain cancer. Miami Marlins President David Samson said of Rodriguez:
"He always understood the emotion of sports, the emotion of fans, the emotion of his readers," Samson said. "He wanted to communicate that with readers, but let the emotion come from them, not him. That made him a leader."
We are in the home stretch, Tribe fans!
As of 10:34 ET last night, we are closer to the first pitch of the 2016 MLB season than we are to the last pitch of the 2015 World Series— James Smyth (@JamesSmyth621) January 18, 2016